A 2021 reimagining of the psychological classic Gaslight occurred on The Bachelorette’s Monday finale, where Katie Thurston and Greg Grippo took on the roles originated by Bergman and Charles Boyer, respectively, to inform one another just what proportion they were manipulated into an abyss of reality-show insanity. As boiled over from last week’s penultimate episode, Grippo, the show’s strong front-runner before his dramatic self-elimination, found himself having to defend his past on “After the ultimate Rose” from a nugget of intel that has since emerged about his personal life: He studied from 2017 to 2019 at the renowned William Esper Studio in ny City, which focuses on acting and therefore the humanistic discipline. During their “After the ultimate Rose” sit-down, Thurston angrily vocalized how she now believed Grippo’s breakup monologue was something right out of the Royal Tampa Academy of Dramatic Tricks’ curriculum. Or, perhaps more accurately to her, Tobias’s fire sale audition.
“I am very happy, but that doesn’t deduct the anger that I had watching this back and seeing the way you treated me, using me to urge the experience and therefore the exposure. Dare I say, the acting practice, at my expense,” Thurston explained. “It was pretty good, until the top once you quite fucked it up and ran away. you’ll be an actor and need to get on the show, that’s not the matter. the matter is that if you’re acting with me. What I’ve been hearing is that Greg’s not this ‘shy guy’ act that he was doing on the show. He’s actually this very confident, cocky boy from Jersey who knows that he’s hot shit. And, like, this is often an act. So paired with those rumors and acting school, I actually don’t know if I actually know who Greg is. You’re a liar. you probably did not love me.”
Grippo didn’t deny training as an actor (hell, there’s Instagram evidence that is still on his own page) and even joked that “as very much like I wish I used to be, I’m no Streep .” (Don’t we all.) However, he took umbrage with Thurston’s repeated claims that he “gaslit” her and never intended to become working on the show. “I’m sorry, honestly, if you are feeling like I used to be talking right down to you,” he offered. “I got scared that you simply were using this terminology with me and that I felt such as you were playing the Bachelorette role with me rather than just being Katie. A relationship may be a street. And, yes, I do know you’re the Bachelorette, but still, that doesn’t put you any higher on this relationship or me any lower. I emptied it all bent you thereon couch and everyone I got was a pat on the rear .” Grippo added, “I’m pitying making you are feeling like that. I wish I could return and alter how I communicated my feelings.”
After she and Grippo wished one another an unenthusiastic “nothing but the simplest,” Thurston confirmed that she and her Bachelorette winner, franchise three-peat, and reality-show addict Blake Moynes, were still happily engaged. They offered no perspective about what the longer term holds for them. Congrats, we suppose?